Drill press - center drill jig / fence.

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Project by mafe posted 05-14-2010 02:34 AM 13087 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drill press – center drill jig / fence.
Quick and dirty

I was just tired now of drilling holes in rods and always fighting to get it center, so I spend the time to make these two jigs.
The first are for short items, and can be clamped up in the wise.
The second are made wing nuts, so I can clamp it on the base of the drill press, and even use it as a quick and dirty fence.
When you use the jig, you lover the drill until the buttom of the V grove and center it, back up, and then you put what ever rod and drill the hole.

A full instruction tour can be found on my blog Drillpress table and much more! #1: Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig (my tour de table) Blog
Where you also can find the instructions for building the fence, and clamps.

Hope this could be to some inspiration,
Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 03:12 AM

good idea. much more precise.

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 04:36 AM

Cool. That works. It can be very frustrating to get those holes centered. Nice solution.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 06:15 AM

Great job on these jigs …thanks for sharing them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 10:02 AM

Good jigs Mads. Now you can make flutes too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 05:50 PM

I laugh, yes I can make some flutes now!
Thank you guys.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 05:03 AM

Thats the way to go

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 06:28 PM

I have seen similar jig but yours have the locking mechanism (wing nuts) that the one I have seen lacks; That makes it much better.

Get your router and get started on those flutes.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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